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Alling M. Clements oil paintings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArt-0073

Scope and Contents

Alling M. Clements collection consists of 3 oil paintings by Clements.

  • Winter Birches, oil on canvas
  • Untitled (sailboats), oil on canvas
  • Untitled (cottages), oil on canvas
  • Dates

    • Creation: circa 1921-1956


    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Biographical / Historical

    Alling Mackaye Clements was born in Rochester in 1888. He graduated from East High School in 1908, and from Mechanics Institute in 1911. He studied at The Art Students’ League in New York City from 1912 to 1914, then did freelance art work and scene painting in New York for several years and saw service in the Navy during World War I.

    After his marriage he lived in the Kendrick homestead at 1520 Portland Avenue, built in 1933 by his wife’s family. Mrs. Clements was the daughter of Dr. Ryland Kendrick, for many years a member of the faculty of The University of Rochester. On the Portland Avenue property, Mr. Clements built his separate studio of stone and wood with his own hands.

    In 1921 he returned to Mechanics Institute to teach in the Art Department. He studied and painted in Europe in 1926 and other summers were spent in Maine and Canada and other painting spots. Alling is best known for his landscape and coastal view paintings.

    He was a member and past president of the Rochester Art Club, a director for three years of the Print Club of Rochester, a member of the Genesee Painting Group, Memorial Art Gallery, American Legion, Museum of Arts and Sciences, First Baptist Church, and Vice President of the Association for Teen-Age Diplomats. He had a son Kendrick Alling Clements,a sister Mrs. Emily (Arthur) Heath of Thornell Road in Pittsford, and a brother Grant W. Clements resides in Lakeville. He died in 1957.


    0.5 Linear Feet (3 paintings )




    A collection of three oil paintings by artist Alling M. Clements. One painting depicts a seascape with a rowboat in the foreground, one painting is of summer cottagest and The largest painting is titled "Winter Pines," and is a painting of three pine trees in a winter landscape.


    The collection consists of 3 artworks.

    Physical Location

    Winter Birches, C.S. North, Art Rack
    Untitled (sailboats), C.S. North, Art Cubby 11
    Untitled (cottages), C.S. North, Art Cubby 11

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The paintings were purchased by Becky Simmons.

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in April 2013.

    Alling M. Clements oil paintings
    RIT Art Collection
    Lisa Witt
    11 April 2013
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA